Harriet Cunningham Dido and Aeneas poses an unusual challenge. Unlike most operas, it is short. With a run time just shy of an hour, it needs a companion piece or pieces to make a two-hour concert. But what to choose? Sydney Philharmonia Choirs' music director, Brett Weymark, took the image of the scattered roses on a fallen queen's tomb as inspiration for a diverse bouquet of repertoire.
Reviewed by David Vance A joyous union of Sydney Philharmonia Choirs brings An English Christmas to life.